Report: Sony Ericsson Making PlayStation Phone Based On Google's Android

You know that PlayStation phone we've been hearing about for, well, seemingly forever? Engadget says it's finally happening in the form of Sony Ericsson-developed, Android-based hardware that's PSPgo-like in form. That reports the elusive PlayStation phone could hit this year.

According to Engadget's report, that PlayStation branded phone will be based on the Android 3.0 platform, sport a 3.7 to 4.1 inch WVGA or better resolution screen, (possibly) a 5MP camera and a 1GHz Snapdragon CPU.

For controls, the device is said to feature the PlayStation standard d-pad and face buttons, plus a "long touch pad" for analogue controls. Hardware-wise, Engadget describes it as "a cross between the Samsung Captivate and the PSP Go" and probably much better looking than our mock-up.

On the games front, original PlayStation titles and PSP games like God of War and LittleBigPlanet are name-checked. Modern Warfare, which has never seen a PSone or PSP iteration, is also mentioned as a title "possibly on tap" for the device.

Much of that seems to match up with a Wall Street Journal report from earlier this year that heralded a Sony Ericsson released PlayStation phone some time in 2010.

If Sony Ericsson does have plans to unveil the long-rumored PlayStation phone, it has Gamescom and Tokyo Game Show still left to do it. With PSP game releases on the decline, the time may finally be right.

Exclusive: Sony Ericsson to introduce Android 3.0 gaming platform and PSP Go-like smartphone [Engadget]


    Um, yes please!

    Next gen Sony game handheld? Count me in. Id rather have this thing is than my stupid iphone! I can't believe people actually call it part gaming handheld!

      Sorry, can't hear you over, you know, all the games I play on my iPhone.

    So PSPgo but with phone capabilities.

    I'm all for a phone that can play games properly instead of Apps like the iPhone - but it will either repeat like the PSPgo where no one bought it cause of games they already owned being unplayable OR they will pull an Apple and it will just be cheap, small games to play.

    If anything they should create a PSP 2 that can make calls. Not a mobile that can play games!

    Am I correct in saying that this won't actually play all your psp games? Just whatever they decide to port to it?

    If that's the case than this is just another android phone as far as I see it.

    needed a 2nd joystick in 2005 and still needs one now

    This will be good if its also the PSP2... but if its the same games and hardware then... no thanks.

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